School Lunches

10:04am

Wed January 25, 2012
The Salt

USDA To Require Healthier Meals In Schools With Updated Nutrition Standards

Originally published on Mon January 30, 2012 3:46 pm

The new nutrition standards will replace school lunch dishes like pizza sticks with salad.
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Less salt and fat. More whole grains, fruit, veggies and low-fat dairy. This is what kids can expect in the school lunchroom soon, according to new nutrition standards for school meals announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and first lady Michelle Obama.

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1:22pm

Wed October 19, 2011
Health

Udall Pushes to Ensure Flexibility in School Meal Programs

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An amendment that would give schools more flexibility in deciding what constitutes nutritious meals for children has been included in the agriculture appropriations bill. Colorado Senator Mark Udall offered the amendment after USDA officials proposed limits on starchy vegetables that schools can serve.

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3:20pm

Mon October 17, 2011
Education

Colorado Schools Recognized in Nutrition Challenge

First Lady Michelle Obama today celebrated more than 1,200 schools—including 35 in Colorado—that made changes to boost nutrition and physical activity under the HealthierUS School Challenge.

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5:30pm

Mon September 19, 2011
Politics

Colorado Senators Oppose New Lunch Standards

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New school lunch food standards soon to be implemented by the Obama Administration are raising the ire of Colorado’s two Democratic senators.

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